August has arrived and with it is married a 5.30am start. Woke for the loo and haven’t yet managed to get back to sleep. The rhythmic sounds of the wood pigeon outside our open window doesn’t help either. Booo!
Had some friends over last night which I think will be our last official ‘having people over for dinner’ evening until after the baby is born. From then on if you call over you’re likely to get a job to do to help out with something or other.
Dave has now finished work for 2 weeks and I’m really pleased (well will be if baby decides to show his/her face in those 2 weeks) as I won’t have the apprehension of going into labour whilst he’s at work.
One of my friends had her baby 6 days early and another text yesterday to say her waters had broken early. My thoughts are with them all.
The NCT lot have been exchanging lots of facebook messages and are meeting for coffee and cake this morning at 11am which should be lovely. Really hope that we can keep up with staying in touch with them all as the banter (especially about the location of raspberry leaf tea and talk of bringing on labour) is reassuring. Nice to know you’re not the only one feeling fed up and anxious to see your little ones. Had the raspberry leaf tea since Monday and had a curry last night both to no avail.
Sleeping continues to be difficult and I don’t enjoy going to bed. I must be waking Dave up several times during the night but he’s too kind to tell me he’s knackered and irritated by my moaning and groaning and apparently by my strange noises i keep making, similar to a huffing and puffing I think as I continuously try to get comfortable.
My engagement ring will no longer go on and I’m sad about that but I’ve not done too badly, as that’s only been in the last few days.
I think I’ve convinced most people I’ll be having the baby today-more worryingly I’ve convinced myself and I had to remind myself last night that this is not realistic or healthy really as I imagine as each day goes by I’ll get more and more fed up. Especially as right about now is the time that people call you or text with the question, ‘Well?’ which quite honestly is unhelpful and just a tiny bit annoying. I know people mean well but another potential 4 weeks (if I’m overdue) will as us scousers say, do my head in!!!
Ironically, Dave has just turned over in bed said, ‘Hello Lou Lou, have u had it yet?’
The sun is coming up now and Saturday August 1st will continue. Keep your fingers crossed please everyone, stranger things have happened than wishing and having your baby on a particular day. If it does I’m gonna write a research paper entitled, ‘Pfff- who said you couldn’t plan your baby’s arrival?’! I hope that that will be the title of my next blog. It’ll be crazy if it happens.
Speak to you soon! All my love x